There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding Americold Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: COLD) Volatility

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Americold Realty Trust Inc. (COLD) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.20, or -0.74%, to $26.85. Volume reached 199,163 shares, with price reaching a high of $27.22 and a low of $27.22. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Americold Realty Trust Declares Third Quarter 2022 Dividend.


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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the REIT – Industrial industry segment, falling under the Real Estate sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $27.22 and fluctuated between $27.24 as its day high and $26.74 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Americold Realty Trust Inc. is $7.31B. A total of 2.15 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.55M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, COLD has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 21 BUYs and 20 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 117,704 shares during that period but sold 68,857.

In the most recent transaction, NOVOSEL THOMAS C sold 2,603 shares of COLD for 28.94 per share on Jun 03. After the transaction, the now owns 0 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 17, NOVOSEL THOMAS C sold 5,326 shares at 25.58 per share. COLD shares that owns now total 2,513.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Harron James Andrew disposed of 5,000 shares on Mar 15 at a per-share price of $25.36. This resulted in the EVP & Chief Investment Officer holding 13,719 shares of COLD after the transaction. In another insider transaction, NOVOSEL THOMAS C sold 9,000 shares at $27.52 per share on Mar 09. Company shares held by the now total 7,839.

Dividend

The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. COLD’s most recent ex-dividend date was 06/29/2022 when it declared a $0.22 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 07/15/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 04/15/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 03/30/2022. The dividend was $0.22 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for COLD in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $32.50 with high estimates of $38.00 and low estimates of $28.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, COLD has a high of $33.51 and a low of $23.96.

As of this writing, COLD has an earnings estimate of $0.23 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 2 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.23 per share and a lower estimate of $0.23. The company reported an EPS of $0.27 in the last quarter, which was 22.73% higher than expectations of $0.22.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 12 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for COLD is Hold with a score of 3.67. A total of 4 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 6 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.

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